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May 11, 2022

Save the Art – Before it’s too late

This year, legendary Sonoma County artist Mary McChesney will celebrate, if all goes well, the 100th anniversary of her birth. It probably won’t be...
Apr 5, 2022

Open Book: Author Alice Walker’s journals

I remember the days when almost every woman I knew in northern California poured over Alice Walker’s new age novel about women who love...
Jan 25, 2022

Art is My Megaphone

Rodney Toy’s Vibrant Response to Anti-Asian Racism The Chinese New Year and the arrival of the Year of the Tiger are just around the corner....
Sep 1, 2021

Saving the Apple: Pressing, eating and drinking

If you have lemons, you make lemonade. If you have apples, you make apple juice, apple sauce, baked apples, apple pie, apple butter and...
Aug 25, 2021

Pollan’s Paranoia

If you don’t recognize the name Michael Pollan and haven’t read his books, you’ve missed a lot of good writing about drugs. In his new...
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Aug 11, 2021

Open Mic: I Won’t Tell You ‘I Told You So’

Few, if any, individuals like to hear the words “I told you so.” This seems to be as true for people who live in...
Aug 11, 2021

Sweet Earth Scores: CBD vs. Pain

With Warren Moon—the Houston Oilers Pro Football Hall of Famer—as its spokesman, you can bet that Sweet Earth scores big-time with cannabis consumers. Like...
Jul 30, 2021

Cannabis Cooking

Like most Americans my age, the first weed I smoked was Mexican. It was brown, in a brick, and had seeds and stems. How...